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Susan Nell 'Suzy' Pennington, 66

| April 27, 2010 4:19 AM

Suzy passed away on March 30, 2010, after a two-year battle with Congenital Heart Failure. She was the youngest daughter born to Samuel and Helen (O’Brien) Scott on Nov. 18, 1944, in Seattle, Wash.

Mom’s biggest personal accomplishment was owning her home which she purchased in Midtown Coeur d’Alene in June 2000. She never thought that she would ever be able to do that all by herself. It meant the world to her and was a sanctuary from her hectic life as a Retail Store Manager. She was an exceptional gardener who always downplayed her special skills and looked forward to moving flowers around in the fall and early spring to create new color patterns and arrangements to the delight of her neighbors and passerby’s.

During the winter months Mom’s energy turned to quilting and sewing. She was always working on a number of quilts at any given time and she would never consider selling her beautiful works of art, but simply gave them to family and friends as gifts.

Mom always supported the Underdog and many times throughout her life she gave her time, money, even furniture she was using and the clothes off of her back to help good honest hardworking people while never asking for anything in return. Mom had a temper when she perceived a wrong was done and the “incident” at Eagle Hardware will be a part of family lore for generations to come.

She is survived by her three son’s, Tom (Laura) of Lacey, Wash., Terry (Rosie) of Coeur d’Alene, and Tim (Shelly) of Spirit Lake; her two very close sisters, Darlene of Ellensburg, Wash., and Tess of Redmond, Wash.; along with her grandkids Jake, Kyle, Kelly, Sarah and Michael; as well as nieces and nephews; and former husband Ned Pennington of Rathdrum. Mom held a special place in her heart for close friends Linda and Gordon Law, and Mary Sweat.

There will be a small private gathering of family and friends in June so that we can all remember her amongst her lovely home and flowers. In lieu of flowers a donation to Habitat for Humanity or St. Vincent DePaul would be appreciated as these two organizations she fully supported.

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